Terms and Conditions of Sale

1 These Terms and Conditions of Sale

1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods or services on the dermatica.co.uk website.

1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products and to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.

2 Information about us and how to contact us

2.1 Who we are. We are Dermatica Ltd (under the trading name of Dermatica). (“we”, part of the MedExpress Group. We are a company incorporated in England and Wales under company number 10921750. Our registered office address is: 87A Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BE. Our VAT number is: GB410090946. We are a limited company.

2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us using the following email address help@dermatica.co.uk.

2.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.

2.4 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.

2.5 Emergencies. You must not use our website or services for emergencies. In emergencies, you should consult your local doctor or the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

3 Our contract with you

3.1 Accounts. To create an account, you must provide your name, email address, other registration information, and select a password. Please keep your account up to date so that we can best serve you.
If you create an account you agree that you are solely responsible for:

  • the accuracy of the account information;
  • all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of our goods and services; and
  • keeping your account information confidential.

You should not share your account information with any third parties. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account information and all activities (including orders placed with us) that occur under or in connection with your account. You may not use anyone else‘s account at any time without the permission of the account holder. You agree not to register for more than one account, register for an account on behalf of someone else without that individual‘s authorisation, or register for an account on behalf of any group or entity. We have the right to preserve the security of our services and your account, including changing your password, requesting additional information to authorise transactions on your account or disabling your account at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your account information, you must promptly notify us at help@dermatica.co.uk

3.2 Your age. You must be at least 16 years old to take a subscription or purchase products.

3.3 Processing your one-time order. Our acceptance of your one-time order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.

3.4 Processing your subscription. We will try to process your subscription promptly, but we do not guarantee that your subscription will be activated by any specified time. By submitting your payment and other subscription details, you are making an offer to us to commence a subscription. Your offer will only be accepted by us and a contract formed when we have successfully verified your details, at which point we will start your subscription. We reserve the right to reject any offer in our discretion, for any or no reason.

3.5 New customer offers. If you are a new customer you may receive a discount for the first month as part of your subscription. When the period finishes your subscription will automatically continue at the price quoted on the site during the sign-up process, unless you cancel in accordance with the instructions set out below before the end of the discount period.

3.6 Price errors. If we discover an error in the prices listed on the Site, we will inform you and give you the option of continuing to purchase the subscription at the correct price or cancelling your order. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided, we will treat the order as cancelled.

3.7 Subscription renewals. Your subscription will automatically renew for the same subscription period (e.g. weekly/monthly/annually). Upon renewal, we will charge the current subscription price using the same card or other payment method that you previously used.

3.8 New customer renewals. If you took a subscription with a first month discount, you may cancel the subscription at any time up until 48 hours prior to the next scheduled shipment date on your dashboard. Unless you cancel prior to this point, your subscription will automatically continue as a paid-for subscription.

3.9 Start of your subscription. You agree that your subscription will begin as soon as we send you the email confirming your subscription. You have up until 48 hours to your next scheduled shipment date on your dashboard to cancel.

3.10 How to cancel. To cancel your subscription you will then need to log in to your account using your email address and the password you created when you purchased your subscription.

3.11 Cancelling subscriptions with offers. Your subscription term, your rights to cancel your subscription and/or your rights to receive a refund may differ if you used a promotional code or other offer. Further details will be set out with the relevant offer.

4 Our products

4.1 Product packaging may vary. The packaging of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.

5 Your right to make changes

If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (please refer to clause 8).

6 Our right to make changes

6.1 Changes to the products and/or services. We may change the product or our services offered on the website at any time which may include amendments required to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

6.2 Changes to subscriptions. We may modify the price of any subscription, remove and/or offer certain other subscription services from time to time. We will always tell you in advance of any increase in the price of your subscription and offer you an opportunity to cancel it if you do not wish to pay the new price.

7 Providing the products

7.1 Types of orders. We offer products on a one-time purchase or subscription basis.

7.2 Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website.

7.3 When we will provide the products. We will deliver the products that are the subject of your order as soon as reasonably possible and in any event within 30 days after the day on which we accept your order.

7.4 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.

7.5 If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery, our delivery company will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the products from a local depot. We will only post the products through the letterbox without the need for a signature where you have specifically selected this option during the ordering process.

7.6 If you do not re-arrange delivery. After a failed delivery to you and you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from a delivery depot we will contact you for further instructions. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract.

7.7 Automatic delivery upgrades. In some instances, we may have to automatically upgrade your delivery method; if the shipment does not comply with the size constraints of your chosen delivery method or your chosen delivery method does not have adequate insurances. In these instances, we will not charge you any more for the upgrade.

7.8 Subscription scheduling. When you place a subscription order, you will be prompted to schedule when you wish your products to arrive. You may also modify the future deliveries for the same subscription in your account settings, by making changes at least 7 days prior to the next scheduled shipment. Please note that available ship dates are determined at our discretion and may vary based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, inventory, geography, and automatic shipping preference.

7.9 Combination of orders. In the event that two or more orders are placed to the same address by the same account on the same day, we may combine the orders into one single delivery. This decision is ultimately at the discretion of the pharmacist on duty. You will not be charged any extra fees, nor will you be re-reimbursed for the cost of the delivery.

7.10 When you become responsible for the goods. The products which we deliver to you will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us.

7.11 When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.

7.12 What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you, for example, the information you are asked to give us for the medical assessment prior to placing your order with us. If we require additional information, we will contact you to ask for this information. We will not be responsible for liability arising out of supplying the products late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it. We will also not be responsible for liability arising as a result of any incorrect or misleading information you have given us.

7.13 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product after an order has been accepted by us due to a change in relevant laws and regulatory requirements or where the supply of the product would not be clinically appropriate.

7.14 Your rights if we suspend the supply of products. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product if we have already accepted your order. You may contact us to end the contract for a product if we suspend it and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the products that have not been supplied to you.

7.15 No right of re-supply. You agree that you will not sell, supply or make available the products we have supplied to you to any other person, irrespective of whether you purchase products from our website or any authorised third-party website.

7.16 Mental Capacity Act 2005. You confirm that consent to care and treatment from our website has not been sought in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

8 Your rights to end the contract

8.1 (i) For one-time purchases:
Ending the contract because of something we have done. You may be able to end a contract for a reason set out at (a) to (c) below. Where you decide to end the contract, the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided. The reasons are:

(a) we have told you about an upcoming change to the product (please refer to clause 6);

(b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;

(c) there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control.
You will not be able to return any medicines which you have ordered if the return is not for any of the reasons set out in clause 8.1 above. Please note that the Consumer contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 do not apply to the sale of medicinal products under a prescription.

(ii) For subscriptions:
You may cancel your subscription by choosing to do so via your account settings at least 48 hours prior to your next scheduled shipment. In the event that cancellation is made less than 48 hours prior to your next scheduled shipment, you will be charged for that shipment, and the cancellation will take effect from the next order.

You can manage or cancel your subscription from your dashboard.

If you paid upfront for a payment plan longer than 1 month but want to cancel your subscription prior to the last order of your plan being shipped, you will not be entitled to a refund for any amount of the original payment plan price paid. You can manage the shipment dates of your remaining orders from your dashboard.

8.2 How we will refund you. If you are exercising your right to end a contract based on the reasons set out in clause 8.1, we will refund you the price you paid for any products which have not been dispatched to you, by the method you used for payment.

9 Our rights to end the contract

9.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:

(a) you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products;

(b) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you.

10 If there is a problem with the product

10.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us.

10.2 Summary of your legal rights. We are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.

11 Price and payment

11.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 11.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.

11.2 We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

11.3 What happens if we got the price wrong . It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order.

11.4 When you must pay and how you must pay . We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit and debit cards. You must pay for the products before we dispatch them. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the products to you.

11.5 By submitting your payment details to your account, you authorise us to charge your card or other payment method in accordance with these terms.

11.6 Payment authorisation . You must have all necessary authorisations to make a payment. We will not be liable in the event your children or someone acting with or without your permission makes an order using your account; however, you may report any unauthorised use to us, and we will use reasonable measures within our control to help prevent future unauthorised use of your account.

11.7 Data check . When you send us a request for an order, our payment processing provider or a third party service provider may run some checks on it before we accept it. These checks may include verifying your address and checking for potential fraud.

11.8 Automatic scheduling of subscriptions . If you schedule subscriptions, you understand and agree that the fee will be charged against the payment details registered with your account on a recurring basis according to the set out frequency.

12 Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

12.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us . If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.

12.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so . This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products.

12.3 We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, loss of sales, loss of revenue, business interruption, business interruption, loss of business opportunity or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

13 How we may use your personal information

13.1 How we will use your personal information. We will use the personal information you provide to us:

(a) to supply the products to you;

(b) to process your payment for the products; and

(c) in accordance with our Privacy Policy and/or any other consents for information that you have given us.

14 Other important terms

14.1 We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation.

14.2 Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.

14.3 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force . Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

14.4 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later . If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

14.5 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings . These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you are a consumer and not resident in the UK, you may in some circumstances be permitted to bring proceedings in the EU member state in which you reside. If you are a business customer, then you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.